A waft of vapor tinged with a fruity smell permeates the air in a restaurant, a burbling sound follows, accompanied by the intake sound of a puff. These now familiar social markers have replaced what we used to experience with nicotine in social settings, the smell of tobacco smoke, the cigarette dangling over an ashtray, the action of someone taking a drag.
Fat. You may not read that particular word and innately think of healthy eating. In recent decades, the usual recommendation has been that fats be reduced almost in total from diets. But not all fats are equal when it comes to your heart health. And seeking better understanding of the various kinds of fats can help you construct a better plan for longer lasting heart health.
When you aren't feeling well it can be hard to distinguish what may be going on. You would do just about anything to shake the awful feeling that's dragging you down. But do you have allergies or is it a cold? This is a common question patients have because the symptoms can be similar, so many people confuse them. Knowing the difference between allergies and a cold can result in feeling better faster because you'll know what treatment to pursue.
There have been movies ﬁlmed, television shows broadcast that have spanned decades, and our culture as a whole has a bit of a fascination with the idea and drama inherent to the drive behind delivering emergency medicine. We took a few minutes to sit down with our own Jeremey Littleton to discuss a day in the life of an Emergency Medical Clinician, what the plans are for providing consistent community care, and how he and others in EMS work to coordinate life-saving care for those in our region!
Each year, about 610,000 people die from heart disease, equaling one in four deaths a year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. With heart disease the leading cause of death for both men and women, it's important to know the risk factors and ways to maintain a heart healthy lifestyle.
It's that time of year again. A sore throat starts, followed quickly by a fever and the question comes to your mind as you watch your child become ill, "Is it strep throat?" Below we have listed some common symptoms to review.
You've seen it on television or in the movies. A heart attack is written into the storyline and a favorite character grabs their chest or their left arm in agony and slumps into their seat in pain. This dramatization of a heart attack has become all too common as a way to convey immediately something is wrong. But in real life, a heart attack can often look (and especially feel) much different than what we see in dramas.